I’ve never been a huge skin care type of person. When I was in high school I had a few pimples here and there and would wash my face at night with whatever face wash my mum picked up from the local supermarket. I didn’t wash my face in the morning and if I was at a friends house I would more often than not sleep with my makeup still on (cringe!).
As I hit my early twenties I began to grow more conscious of the appearance of my skin. Perhaps it was seeing all my friends skin become clearer as they made their way into adulthood or maybe I was just sick of using so much product to hide the little lumps and redness. Don’t get me wrong, I never had terrible skin but it always had a sunburn pink appearance and a pimple or two around my chin or cheeks. Enough to not want to show my bare face in public.
I began using using products like Proactive and Benzac with the hope of clearing my skin up for good. Products such as these contain Benzoyal Peroxide which effectively bleaches the skin causing it to dry. When the skin is too dry, it starts overproducing oil to compensate. This vicious circle of drying and oiling damages the protective lipid barrier, making the skin more prone to infection, sensitivity, and sunburn.
I recently consulted with a skin specialist to work towards restoring my skins protective barrier and pH levels so that I can start treatment to clear up my skin for good.
My Current Skincare Routine
Step 1. Dermaveen Oatmeal Wash: You can pick this up from Woolworths or Coles for around $5. I wet my face and using small circular motions rub the wash all over my face than rince with water. Dermaveen Oatmeal Wash naturally cleanses and moisturises the skin whilst repairing the skins natural pH level.
Step 2. Skinstitut Rejuvinate 15: I apply a pea size amount to my finger and gentle massage into my cheeks, forehead and chin. This helps skin with regeneration and renewal especially for dehydrated and sun damaged skin.
Step 3. Skinstitut Multi-Active Mist: I spray one pump to my face directly in the centre. The Skinstitut Multi-Active Mist deeply hydrates and nourishes and improves skin radiance and tone.
Step 4. Skinstitut Age Defence SPF 50+: The last step in my morning routine is to apply sunscreen all over my face and neck to protect my skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The Skinstitut Age Defence SPF 50+ is a broad spectrum moisturiser with vitamin B3 and antioxidants that aids in the prevention of premature aged skin.
Step 1. Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser: The first step in my nighttime routine is to remove any makeup and surface impurities with the Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser. I do this in the shower and gentle massage the cleanser into my skin with small circular motions and rinse with water.
Step 2. Dermaveen Oatmeal Wash: Going back in with my Dermaveen Oatmeal Wash I wet my face and using small circular motions massage the wash all over my face than rinse with water.
Step 3. Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel: Once a week I will apply a thin layer of Skinstitute Enzymatic Micro Peel to my face and neck leaving for 5 – 10 minutes (I usually do this when I need to wash my hair).
Step 4. Skinstitut Rejuvinate 15 + Skinstiut Moisture Defence Oily Skin: Once I am out of the shower I mix 1 part Rejuvenate 15 with 1 part Moisture Defence Oily Skin and apply to my T zone. The Moisture Defence Oily Skin moisturises without clogging and reduces excess oil.
Step 5. Skinstitut Multi-Active Mist: To finish my night time routine I spray one pump to my face directly in the centre.
Want to watch my morning skin care routine?